FLOS hosts Riverside tours
The Frederick Law Olmsted Society kicks off its 2017 Summer Walking Tours of Riverside on Sunday, May 28, with a docent-led excursion through the village’s north division.
The tours are from 2 to 4 p.m. and participants are asked to gather on the east side of the main platform at the Riverside Train Station in downtown Riverside. The cost is $15 ($10 for seniors 62+). Special custom tours are available. Call 708-442-7675 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The next tour is, on June 25, will cover the south division of Riverside. See why Riverside was chosen by WTTW as one of “10 Towns that Changed America.”
Scottish Home film series kickoff
The Caledonian House at the Scottish Home, 2800 Desplaines Ave. in North Riverside, invites the public to a free Summer Movie Series featuring inspiring films about people living with dementia, showcasing their challenges and celebrating their triumphs.
Films are shown in the Heritage Hall of the Scottish Home. The series kicks off on May 25 at 2 p.m. with Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me. The 2014 documentary follows the renowned guitar player on his final tour as he struggles with Alzheimer’s. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song and won a Grammy for its theme “”I’m Not Gonna Miss You.”
Art exhibit at Riverside Library
The whimsical artwork of longtime North Riverside resident Jim Eichorst will be featured all summer long in an exhibit of both new and favorite pieces at the Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road.
Eichorst has worked in a variety of media, including graphics, leather, video, glass and jewelry. Lately, he’s been make sculptures by recycling found objects, principally metal. The frequent library visitor has had two other library-wide displays since 2009.
Work will be displayed throughout the library for this exhibition.
Get set for Wiffle Fest
The North Riverside Department of Parks and Recreation invites kids and adults to register teams for its Stars and Strikes Wiffle Fest Tournament on July 4 at Veterans Park.
Prizes will be awarded to first and second place teams and everyone will get a T-shirt. Sign up as a team or as an individual for $5. Team rosters can be 10-15 players maximum, with seven on the field. Games begin at 11:30 a.m.
Call 708-442-5515 with questions.
Sokol hosts senior fitness day
Sokol Spirit, 3909 Prairie Ave. in Brookfield, invites the community to its 2017 National Senior Health and Fitness Day event on Wednesday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sokol hall.
Spend time with health and wellness groups, participate in exercise sessions and enjoy light refreshments.
No pre-registration necessary. Free admission and parking. Call 708-484-0468 with questions.
• Riverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy St., hosts work of Oak Park artist Anna Kunz and her exhibit “Physical Sunshine” and a solo exhibition of photographs by Laura Husar Garcia, titled “Wishes,” through June 24. Admission is free. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.
• Riverside native Ryan Stuchly will present and discuss his photography of the Czech Republic in his presentation “Prague and the Czech Republic in Photography” on Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m. in the Great Room of the Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road. For more information, visit Stuchly’s website at www.ryanstuchly.com.
• Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., continues its 2017 Brookfield Reads! programming with a book discussion of Believer by David Axelrod on May 25 at 7 p.m. at Irish Times, 8869 Burlington Ave. in Brookfield. Print and electronic copies of the book are available at the library.
The library also hosts an art exhibit featuring the work of Robin Monique Rios, Chicago native and founder and director of 4Art Inc., through June. For more information visit www.brookfieldlibrary.info.
• The Brookfield Elks Lodge, 9022 31st St., hosts bingo every Monday night. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. minimum cash payout of $2,275 a night, plus pull tabs, lightning, tic-tac and raffles.
• North Riverside Parks and Recreation hosts a supervised open gym for teens every Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Village Commons, 2401 Desplaines Ave. Concession available. $5 fee at the door.